We strongly believe that Christianity is a corporate matter. It is our conviction that the Christian life can only be fully realized in relationships and community with others (Hebrews 13:17).

Why Become a Member?

Becoming a member of a local church is not merely a record of a statement made, an opportunity to have a voice in church business, required for salvation, or simply an affection toward a familiar place – it is the reflection of a living commitment, intended to be a testimony to our membership in the universal church. In joining a church, we are asking our brothers, sisters, and leaders to hold us accountable to our profession of faith, making ourselves available to be encouraged and challenged in our walk, and covenanting together to “walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:2).

Our membership covenant details the responsibilities and duties of believers in regards to their relationships with one another and the leadership of the church. It is an affirmation to enter into these duties for God’s glory and for the good of the body, the bride of His Son.

Click here to view ECC’s Membership Covenant.

How to Become a Member

For those interested in becoming a covenant member of Elmira Christian Center, a class is taught periodically throughout the year covering the biblical evidence for church membership, our covenant, Statement of Faith, as well as our vision, mission, and values. To learn when the next membership class is being offered, check our upcoming events page.

For more information, check out this article: Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters